George C. Christolias, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Interventional Spine Care, Pain Medicine/Management
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Dr. George Christolias

George Christolias, MD is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Medicine. He also holds a certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Christolias has continued a practice of life-long learning, beyond his years as a student and a trainee. His passion for medical education has led him to educate medical students, residents and physicians. He utilizes his multidisciplinary knowledge, along with state of the art equipment and cutting edge techniques to deliver expert care in his patients’ path to recovery. Dr. Christolias has been voted by his peers as an outstanding educator. Additionally, Dr. Christolias has been distinguished with the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition on

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Arthritis of the Back
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural and Facet Injections
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder/Knee Joint Problems
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine & Nerve Blocks
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Problems

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • English


  • Male

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155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • 2008 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Fellowship: 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

2008 – present   Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2011 – present   Member, American Academy of Pain Management
2012 – present   Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2013 – present   Member, International Spine Interventional Society

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

O'Dell M, Lin CD, Singh JR, Christolias GC. The Physiatric History and Physical Examination-Chapter 1. Braddom Textbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Cifu (ed). In Press